Opakapaka Fillet by the pound

  • $29.50

Product Description

  • Taste: mild, sweet, ocean-fresh flavor
  • Texture: medium-firm, flaky, delicate, tender
  • Origin: Hawaii
  • Catch Method: handline, pole-and-line, vertical line
  • Temperature History: IQF
  • Availability: year-round
  • Sustainability Rating: Good Alternative (Hawaii, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean) - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
  • Recommended Preparation: grill, broil, steam, poach, sauté, sushi
  • Pack Size: by the pound
  • Nutritional Info (serving size 1/2 pound)  Calories 211, Fat 3g, Cholesterol 78mg, Sodium 141mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 45g, Calcium 77mg, Iron 0mg, Potassium 852mg, Vitamin A 2205mg, Vitamin D 0 UI, Omega 3's 839mg
Hawaiian Pink snapper is another name for this tropical Pacific snapper species, which fetches top dollar at the Honolulu fish auction when compared to other bottomfish. Opakapaka is an extremely popular species of snapper in Hawaii and is also referred to as Hawaiian Pink snapper, Crimson snapper, King snapper, and Rosy snapper. It has light pink flesh with an almost translucent appearance with a mild, sweet, and ocean-fresh flavor. We source it out of Hawaii where it is caught with vertical handlines, which results in very little collateral damage to the marine ecosystem.